Friday's Guitar Hero: Steve Vai


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Our regular weekly feature in which we'll share our pick of the guitar wonders You Tube has to offer. This week: The Li'l Italian

Vai has many highlights to choose, but this version of I Know You're Here from the 'G3 Live In Denver DVD' takes some beating. Triple-neck Ibanez? Check. Inventive use of a loop station? Check. Amazing technique? Of course? Wish you could do that? too.

Sigh...what a hero.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.